Rescuer hit, killed by pickup on roadside

Rescuer hit, killed by pickup on roadside

A crashed pickup lies on its side after dumping its load of jelly fish on the road in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Pran Buri district on Tuesday. A rescue worker was hit and killed by another pickup truck while trying to help. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)
A crashed pickup lies on its side after dumping its load of jelly fish on the road in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Pran Buri district on Tuesday. A rescue worker was hit and killed by another pickup truck while trying to help. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A member of a local rescue unit died after being hit by a pickup truck while assisting the occupants of another pickup that had run off a road in Pran Buri district of this lower Central province on Tuesday, police said.

Pol Lt Nathapol Thalenoi, a Pran Buri police investigator, identified the ill-fated rescuer as Atthawut Nubanko of the Sawang Phae Paisan Thammasathan rescue unit.

Likit Inklam, another rescuer from the same unit, told police that he and Atthawut arrived on a motorcycle at kilometre marker 47 on Pran Buri-Cha Am road where a bronze Toyota Vigo loaded with jellyfish had veered off the road and hit a tree, dumping buckets of jelly fish on the roadside.

After parking the motorcycle and placing a strobe light on it, he and Atthawut were examining the pickup  from the roadside when the driver of a dark Toyota Vigo lost control and failed to negotiate the bend. 

Mr Likit said he jumped from the road and escaped unhurt, but Atthawat was struck and killed.

Police were investigating the accident.


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